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Jim Carrey’s Mini Documentary Highlights His Talent As A Gifted Painter


I have been an enormous fan of Jim Carrey's prolific acting talent for as long as I can remember. He is one of the most gifted artists to emerge from Canada, achieving international fame through his iconic comedic and dramatic roles in a variety of films – from Dumb and Dumber to The Truman Show to The Grinch.

Recently, Jim Carrey, spurred on by a broken heart 6 years ago, decided he need more colour in his life. So, he tapped into another part of his brain and began to paint. The painting proved to be very therapeutic and added light and peace during bis darkest days.

Here is a bit of background via The Hollywood Reporter:

About two weeks ago, Carrey participated in the mini doc I Needed Color, which runs just over six minutes and shows the actor working on various projects in his studio space in New York City. The video, posted to Vimeo, is directed and produced by David Bushell. "“I like the independence of it. I love the freedom of it,” Carrey says in the video. “No one else tells you what you can or can’t do, most of the time. And there’s an immediacy to it.”

The video below has gone viral – and for good reason. His phenomenal artwork is extremely narrative in texture and colour. It is quite incredible and makes one wonder if any one of us is missing an opportunity to discover a hidden talent within us – one that can add dimension and depth to our lives.

Enjoy the video. I wish I had enough money to purchase his portrait of Jesus Christ. It is breathtaking in scope and excellence.

A little aside – does anyone reading this feel that Jim looks like Ryan Seacrest? Is it just me? Maybe it's the intensity of their personae. At any rate, comment away if you wish.

Congratulations to Jim Carrey.

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Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

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